NTSB Identification: ANC83FA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21911.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in FORT YUKON, AK
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3, registration: N95460
Injuries: 18 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT HAD AN IN-FLT FIRE IN THE ACCESSORY SECTION OF THE LT ENG. ACCORDING TO THE PASSENGER THERE WAS A LONG DELAY BETWEEN OUTBREAK OF FIRE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION BY THE CREW. THE PASSENGERS ALSO COMMENTED ON THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION FROM THE COCKPIT TO THE CABIN. THE PILOT LANDED AT METRO FIELD WHERE THERE WAS NO EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE ENG FIRE WAS THE RESULT OF FUEL LEAKAGE AT THE ENG-DRIVEN FUEL PUMP INLET AND OUTLET FITTING TO FUEL LINE CONNECTIONS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE FITTING..LOOSE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..LEAK

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..POOR..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

SUPERVISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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